High Court in Blantyre has adjourned to tomorrow, Tuesday, a case in which former president Arthur Peter Mutharika’s security aide Norman Chisale is answering attempted murder case. State Witnesses in the case have started testifying before the Court.
On Monday, the state paraded four witnesses marking commencement of the trial.
The four witnesses are Sigere Amani, Felix Moses, Praise Chauluka and another witness whose name is withheld as he is a minor.
The first witness, Sigere Amani who was allegedly shot by Chisale on 20th May 2020, earlier told the court that she withdrew the case and was not interested in pursuing the matter further.
However after consultation with the state, the witness continued with her testimony.
She told the court, that Chisale approached her at the hospital after the incident and confirmed the he was indeed the one who shot her accidently when he was pursuing some people who wanted to attack him.
The other three witnesses told the court they could not recall events on the said incident because they were in a state of drunkness.
Chisale is being represented lawyer Chancy Gondwe, while Pilirani Masanjala lawyer for the state.
Judge justice Syvester Kalembera has adjourned the matter till Tuesday morning. Norman Chisale was arrested for allegedly shooting a woman in the knee in Blantyre in May 20-2020.